“Greetings all – We are considering buying in the Pleasant Hill area, immediately north of Catholic U and west of Brookland. Some have told us that the smell from the transfer station can get pretty intense, while others have said you’ll never notice it.
Does Popville have any current residents who can share their experiences, good and bad, as near neighbors of the dump? Thanks!”
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On Monday, May 27, 2013, at approximately 7:50 pm, units from the Fourth District responded to the unit block of Hamilton Street, NW for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and transported the victim to an area hospital where he was admitted in critical condition. On Wednesday, May 29, 2013, the adult male succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
The decedent is identified as 22-year-old Rhett Gelb of Takoma Park, Maryland.
On Tuesday, December 24, 2013, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 41-year-old Roger St John of Northeast, Washington, DC pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with First Degree Felony Murder while Armed in connection to the shooting death of Rhett Gelb.”
WHAT: The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) hosts a series of AHA Rallies across the country to give homebrewers the chance to check out some of their local breweries and connect with other beer enthusiasts and homebrewers in their area. This upcoming Rally will be held in Washington, DC, at the at the 3 Stars Brewing Co., and offers the opportunity to go on a VIP tour of the brewery, meet brewery staff and win great prizes from the brewery and the AHA.
There will also be a barrel making demonstration by local barrel cooper George Riesling, and representatives from Bootleg Biology, an open source yeast project, will be on hand. Participating homebrew clubs include DC Homebrewers, Brewers United for Real Potables (BURP), The Homebrew Outreach & Participation Sisterhood (HOPS).
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 14
5 to 8 p.m.
WHERE: 3 Stars Brewing Company
6400 Chillum Place NW
COST: Rallies are free for current AHA members. Non-members can join online, or sign up for a discounted member rate at the Rally. Please RSVP for the event.”
“Around 7:50 pm this evening, units responded for a call for a shooting at New Hampshire Ave and Hamilton St NW. Units located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Detectives are actively investigating this matter. Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”
UPDATE from MPD:
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred in the unit block of Hamilton Street, Northwest.
On Monday, May 27, 2013, at approximately 7:50 pm, units from the Fourth District responded to the unit block of Hamilton Street, NW for the report of shooting. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and transported the victim to an area hospital where he was admitted in critical condition. On Wednesday, May 29, 2013, the adult male succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
The decedent is identified as 22-year-old Rhett Gelb of Takoma Park, Maryland.
The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.
“Bradley Fighting Vehicle at Fort Totten! I was really surprised to see these on the train tracks next to the Fort Totten Metro station in Washington, DC. There was a train full of them, destined for parts unknown.”
“This end-unit townhome is stunning! Plenty of natural light, fenced-in landscaped yard w/ large deck of the kit & a patio below w/ paved driveway. Open floor plan for easy entertaining boasting beautiful hardwood floors, granite counters with 42′ cabinets, recessed lighting throughout & lots of closet space. Great walk-score, easy access to main thoroughfares and to Downtown Silver Spring”
“I emailed a few months ago about posting in the GDoN section of PoPville but the house was already off the market by the time I got the email to you. Would you be able to post to see what others think? The link to the house tour on mouse on house still works. It sold for asking $487,500–still cannot believe this.”
• Wonderful one-bedroom, one bath apartment in a garden condo community is available for rent immediately
• Located few blocks from Catholic University and H8 bus stop which takes you to Brookland-CUA Metro & Rhode Island Metro (RED LINE)
• Near the Brookland(RED LINE) and Fort Totten Metro( RED/GREEN/YELLOW LINE) Stations
• Completely renovated new appliances including: stainless steel refrigerator, central a/c, dish washer, microwave oven, secure key less entry system, and hardwood floors
* Hardwood floors in the living/dining/bedroom / slate tile in the bathroom and kitchen
• Great access to natural light
* On site laundry facilities
• In a very quiet and residential neighborhood
* Plenty of off-street parking
Convenient to all the places you need (see below)
- Less than 5 minutes to Providence Hospital, Children’s Hospital, Washington Hospital Center, Catholic, Trinity, and Howard University
- 5-10 minutes to Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan, H street, and U street neighborhoods
- Safeway, Giant and YES! Organic Market are very close as well.
-Equidistant to the Brookland and Fort Totten metro station.
LOCATION — Walk, Metro, or Drive
* 8 min walk to Catholic University
* 3 min bike ride to Metropolitan Branch Bike Trail
* 7 min bike ride (1.3 miles) to Yes! Organic Market or Safeway
* 13 min bike ride to Columbia Heights bars & restaurants
* 11 min drive to Union Station or H ST
All times provided by Google Maps
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will be joined by D.C. Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie for a walking tour of Fort Totten Park, owned by the National Park Service (NPS), Today, October 4, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. beginning near the Fort Totten Metro Station. Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Angel Alston will also join the tour. Norton is visiting the park in response to complaints from D.C. residents about a spike in violent muggings in the park.
“NPS parks have a generally good reputation for safety, but law and order have broken down at Fort Totten Park,” Norton said. “Its dark paths are and should be handy to residents but off limits to criminals. D.C. residents have every right to feel safe in the city’s parks and NPS has an obligation to do what is necessary to make a walk through the park as safe as possible.”
I’m a resident of the Fort Totten/North Michigan Park neighborhood and hope you can post something about yesterday’s mugging in Fort Totten. I can’t get the original alert to come up, but it happened at 6th Pl NE and Gallatin St NE at 2:54pm on Monday at gun point. You can read the discussion about it here (and try to get back to the original alert here.)
I just went to look up the alerts again and saw this – only about 2-3 blocks away on South Dakota Ave NE:
Robbery (Gun) of Establishment 2221 hrs 4900 blk So.Dakota Ave NE LOF: 3 young B/M in blk ski mask & guns S1-18-20 yoa,5’6-5’7″, dk complx, gray long slv sht, dk pnts, blk ski
Robbery (Gun) of Establishment 2221 hrs 4900 blk So.Dakota Ave NE LOF: (3) young b/m’s armed w/guns in blk ski mask
As you’ll see on the facebook page, there was a neighborhood meeting that was largely unproductive less than a week ago. The solution from MPDC and the Park Police is to stay out of the woods, go around, and not go in after dark. After dark, fair. During the day is tough – there is a path which everyone has been using for years and NPS refuses to clean up, light, etc. Plus, daylight is no longer a deterrent.
The last two muggings were at 8:30A in the morning (when a lot of people use that path to go to the metro for work) and 2:54 pm, off the path and in the neighborhood more. If they are mugging at gun point in broad daylight, what’s next? And what will it take to get MPD and the NPS/Park Police to do more – a gun shot, a sexual assault, or worse? And, you’re telling me you are okay with criminals that mug and attack people with guns on your National Park Land that is so precious, you won’t clean it up or put lights up so law abiding citizens can use the space?
I just can’t be okay with this. The alerts above scare me even more. Things are escalating, fast – not getting better. I get that MPD can’t be there constantly but this is getting out of control – even patrols would help.